Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of nip.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of nip.

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Examples

  • Most local bites would be better described as nips or nibbles, Burgess said earlier this week.

    Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

  • When Jack Frost "nips" at your nose, he really bites hard!

    Wendy Diamond: Winterizing Your Home And Pet!

  • Others would mutter under their breath about WWII, and some would make remarks (to each other, not to our faces, but loud enough to be overheard) about "nips" and "chinkies".

    Archive 2004-10-10

  • Others would mutter under their breath about WWII, and some would make remarks to each other, not to our faces, but loud enough to be overheard about "nips" and "chinkies".

    A Good Liberal ...

  • Massachusetts, it is said, is very sly about the liquor business, and takes her "nips," regularly, behind the door.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 04, April 23, 1870

  • Murphy took frequent "nips" from a flask, which he offered generously to his companions each time before he put it to his mouth.

    Spring Street A Story of Los Angeles

  • The agent waxed more and more polite as the bottle emptied, regretted the want of room, regaled himself with frequent "nips," and me with anecdotes of a professional nature.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • Here Colonel Stanham Buckley waked each morning with the cold clutch of fear at his heart; fortified himself with incessant 'nips' throughout the day; and left the bulk of the work to a cheery little Adjutant, untroubled by the sorrowful great gift of imagination.

    The Great Amulet

  • For not one in fifty of those who take "nips" and "coolers," cared for the taste of the perilous stuff at the first or twentieth trial.

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

  • London was very slow work, had contracted the habit of taking whisky a little more frequently, and had even -- not unnoticed by Mr. Dabb -- provided himself with a small flask, from which he was accustomed to solace himself by "nips" during business hours when he thought he was not seen.

    Miriam's Schooling and Other Papers

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